Tell me about the "injectables" Sculptra® otherwise known as "New Fill," and Radiesse®. What are they and how long do their results last?
(also known as "New Fill") is a synthetic injectable material known as
"poly-L-lactic acid." It has been widely used for many years in
dissolvable stitches and some types of implants. Poly-L-lactic acid is
deemed biocompatible; it is a material that does not harm the body and
is able to be broken down. Sculptra® works by filling in
lines, wrinkles and skin depressions. It also stimulates the body to
produce new collagen and underlying tissue. Results with Sculptra® may last up to two years.
is another long-lasting injectable used for facial contouring. It is
made up of microscopic calcium particles known as hydroxylapatite.
These particles, normally found in bone, are suspended in a gel. This
material was previously used in dental reconstruction, for promotion of
bone growth, and for certain vocal cord problems, and has been proven
to be very safe and compatible with the body.